Plant Care Dichondra Repens
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Dichondra Repens

Also known as

Kidney weed, Kidney weed and Mercury bay weed

Taxonomy

Dichondra repens
Dichondra
Convolvulaceae
Solanales

How to care for Dichondra Repens

Water

How often to water your Dichondra Repens

Water needs for Dichondra Repens
0.5 cups
every 9

Dichondra Repens needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dichondra Repens

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Kidney weed in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dichondra Repens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dichondra Repens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dichondra Repens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dichondra Repens in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dichondra Repens

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dichondra Repens: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dichondra Repens after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil

Care Summary for Dichondra Repens

Dichondra Repens

Dichondra Repens


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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